In class Monday, we will screen the film, Eating Alaska. In preparation for that film, you're reading a short piece on food issues in Alaska by Ned Rozell. Class will also be devoted to discussing Ernestine Hayes' two pieces. Here are three options for your post:
1. Given your own experiences about the topic of "food" in Alaska and your observations of the issue of food in popular culture more broadly, pose and respond to a question that you think captures Alaska's position within these discussions. These questions and responses will help us frame our discussion about the film.
2. Given our discussions about "traditional ecological knowledges" in our last class, pose and respond to a question that emerges from Hayes' writing for you. How might these texts help you develop your own thinking about Alaska Native considerations of environment, culture, and place in a rapidly changing north, if at all?
3. Choose your own adventure: what kind of question might bring forward a shared concern between these two seemingly unrelated sets of readings?